Spanish Love Songs is a five piece punk band based in Los Angeles, CA. They formed in 2014 after the demise of a previous band and a chance Craiglist post about lonely people looking to go to punk shows. Their sound combines the energy of drunken bar shows with the immediacy of intimate, lived- in lyrics. Self released in 2015 (and later reissued on Wiretap Records), their first album, “Giant Sings the Blues,” chronicles singer Dylan Slocum’s mid-twenties through songs about apathy, anxiety, and a slowly disintegrating marriage, all told over fast drums and rousing power chords. Their second album, “Schmaltz” was released in spring 2018, which finds the band expanding their sound both musically and lyrically. More anthemic than ever, the band tears through ten songs in which Slocum tries to find a positive way to handle the loss of those closest to him while inching towards self-acceptance in a world that doesn’t always feel like home. "Schmaltz" became a big success in mainland Europe already where both press and fans fell in love with SLS immediately. All major music magazines in Germany and also some mainland punk / rock festivals let their audience discover one of America`s most underrated bands, often describing them as a mixture of the fresh and authentic sound of The Menzingers with the bitter enjoyment of life that Tiny Moving Parts carry in their music. It’s new ground for the band of so-called grouch punks. It’s also Spanish Love Songs at their absolute best, so they’ll try to enjoy it.
Forever Unclean is a familiar punk rock ensemble from Copenhagen, who have been moving steadily towards a Menzingers-inspired singer-songwriter punk style for quite some time now. Most recently, they supported Descendents in Malmö and will soon embark on a North American mini-tour to play at FEST.
Started as a singer/songwriter project, where familiar punk rock pretty face Martin Moron, wanted to display his heart on his sleeve and play in the vein of Frank Turner and the likes, but now it is a full on band that draws heavily on orgcore-bands. Expect to be blown away!
aka. Troels from the office will make his official DJ debut before the show. Playing his old favorite pop-punk records. Expect the Dwarves, Menzingers, Die!, Against Me!, Lack, Satanic Surfers and everything in between. PS: He is not getting any money to play his set.